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SJU Beats Augsburg at Hockey Day MN, Gophers Rout Michigan State
SJU Beats Augsburg at Hockey Day MN, Gophers Rout Michigan State
The St. John's University hockey team made a thrilling Hockey Day Minnesota debut with a come-from-behind overtime win, the St. Cloud State University women's hockey team and Gopher men's hockey teams notched shutout wins, and the Gopher women's hockey team, St. Cloud Norsemen, and Granite City Lumberjacks all kicked off the weekend with a win Friday. Meanwhile, the St. Cloud State men's hockey team fell in Duluth and Augustana proved to be too much for the SCSU basketball teams. On Saturday, the St. John's and St. Ben's basketball teams will host St. Olaf, the CSB hockey team will close out the series against Augsburg, the Gopher men's basketball team will face Northwestern on the road, and the Minnesota Wild will host Buffalo as part of the Hockey Day Minnesota celebration.
Huskies Shut Out Denver, Gophers Fall to Michigan in OT
Huskies Shut Out Denver, Gophers Fall to Michigan in OT
The St. Cloud State University men's hockey team, St. Ben's hockey team, Granite City Lumberjacks, and St. Cloud Norsemen all completed weekend sweeps, the St. Cloud State women's basketball team routed USF, the Gopher women's hockey team rolled to their 10th straight win, the CSB basketball team squeezed out a close win over Augsburg, and the Minnesota Timberwolves topped Houston Saturday. The St. Cloud State women's hockey and men's basketball teams came up short in regulation Saturday, as did the SJU hockey and basketball teams, and the Gopher men's and SCSU women's hockey teams both fell in OT. On Sunday, the Gopher men's basketball team will try to find their way back to the win column with a Big Ten matchup in Michigan.
No. 4 Huskies Take Down No. 3 Denver, Gophers Top Michigan in OT
No. 4 Huskies Take Down No. 3 Denver, Gophers Top Michigan in OT
The St. Cloud State University men's hockey and women's basketball teams, Gopher hockey teams, St. Ben's hockey team, as well as the Granite City Lumberjacks and St. Cloud Norsemen all claimed Friday victories, while the SCSU men's basketball and women's hockey teams both fell to open the weekend. On Saturday, the Gopher women's basketball team will visit Purdue, the St. John's hockey and basketball teams will return to action, the St. Ben's basketball team will visit Augsburg, the Minnesota Timberwolves will host the Rockets, and the Wild will take on the Panthers.
SCSU Basketball Beats Winona, Lumberjacks Postpone Loons Game
SCSU Basketball Beats Winona, Lumberjacks Postpone Loons Game
The St. Cloud State University basketball teams both opened the weekend with wins over Winona State, the Gopher women's hockey team shutout St. Thomas, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on to beat Phoenix on Friday. Meanwhile, the St. Cloud State, St. John's, and St. Ben's hockey teams and Gopher men's hockey team all came up short of the win, and the St. Cloud Norsemen were unable to rally in Austin. On Saturday, the SJU and CSB basketball teams will return to action, the Minnesota Wild will host Arizona, and the Granite City Lumberjacks are expected to retake the ice after an injury led to the postponement of Friday's matchup against the Loons.
Huskies Shut Out Minnesota, NDSU and SDSU Meet in Title Game
Huskies Shut Out Minnesota, NDSU and SDSU Meet in Title Game
Saturday was a good day for St. Cloud State University sports as the men's hockey team shut out the Gophers to open their exciting weekend series, the women's hockey team went undefeated at the East/West Showcase, and the basketball teams both earned wins over Concordia-St. Paul. The St. John's University hockey team completed the series sweep of Gustavus, the St. Ben's basketball team defeated St. Mary's, and the Granite City Lumberjacks shut out New Ulm. Meanwhile, the SJU basketball team fell on the road, the St. Cloud Norsemen dropped their final game of the weekend to lose the series to Minot, the Gopher men's basketball team came up short in overtime, and the Minnesota Wild fell to Buffalo in the extra period. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will close out the regular season with a matchup in Chicago, the Timberwolves will travel to Houston, the Gopher women's basketball team will meet the Badgers in Madison, and the NDSU football team will square off against the Jackrabbits in the FCS Championship game.
Johnnies Top Gustavus, Huskies and Gophers Going Head-to-Head
Johnnies Top Gustavus, Huskies and Gophers Going Head-to-Head
The St. Cloud State University women's hockey team returned to action with a shutout win at the East/West Showcase, the SJU hockey team routed Gustavus, the Granite City Lumberjacks skated past Willmar, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on against the Clippers on Friday. Meanwhile, the St. Cloud State basketball teams floundered in Mankato, and the St. Cloud Norsemen dropped a close one in overtime to Minot. On Saturday, the Husky and Gopher men's hockey teams will go head-to-head, the CSB and SJU basketball teams will return to the court, the Gopher men's basketball team will host Nebraska, and the Minnesota Wild will look to keep their streak alive when they visit Buffalo.
Huskies Top Manitoba in Exhibition Game, Wolves Fall to Bucks
Huskies Top Manitoba in Exhibition Game, Wolves Fall to Bucks
The St. Cloud State University men's hockey team earned a home win over the University of Manitoba in an exhibition game Friday night, while the Gopher women's basketball team fell on the road against Maryland, the St. Cloud Norsemen dropped a close one in Aberdeen, and the Minnesota Timberwolves blew an 11-point first-half lead in Milwaukee. On Saturday, the Minnesota Wild will look to get back in the win column when they travel to St. Louis, the Gopher men's hockey team will play at Bemidji State, and the St. Cloud State basketball teams will host MSU-Moorhead.
Vikings Make NFL History in Win Over Colts, Huskies Take on UMD
Vikings Make NFL History in Win Over Colts, Huskies Take on UMD
The Minnesota Vikings clinched the NFC North division title for the first time since 2017 and made history with a win at home against Indianapolis and the St. Cloud Norsemen squeezed out a close win over North Iowa Saturday. On Sunday, the SCSU basketball teams will face UMD after some weather-related changes to their weekend schedule, the CSB basketball team will take the court in Hawaii, the Granite City Lumberjacks will play their only game of the weekend, and the Minnesota Wild and Timberwolves will look to keep things rolling with matchups at home.
Bison Advance to FCS Quarterfinals, Huskies Shut Out UND
Bison Advance to FCS Quarterfinals, Huskies Shut Out UND
The St. Cloud State, CSB, and University of Minnesota hockey teams notched wins to secure weekend sweeps on Saturday, the Minnesota Wild earned a shootout win, the CSB, SJU, SCSU, and Gopher basketball teams all came out victorious, the Bison football team trampled Montana to advance in the post-season, and the Granite City Lumberjacks edged out Alexandria, while the St. Cloud Norsemen fell to the Wilderness for the series split, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came up short against the Thunder. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will look to earn their first conference title since 2017 when they close out a three-game home stand against the Jets, and the University of Minnesota men's basketball team will begin Big Ten play against Purdue.
Huskies Sweep Tigers, Johnnies Shut Out Northwestern
Huskies Sweep Tigers, Johnnies Shut Out Northwestern
The SCSU men's hockey team shut out Colorado College to earn a weekend sweep, the St. Ben's hockey and basketball teams both notched MIAC wins, the St. John's University football team dominated in round one of the NCAA tournament, the Bison topped UND in the Harvest Bowl, and the Minnesota Wild and Timberwolves both ended Saturday with another tally in the win column. The SJU hockey team ended the weekend with a tie, while the Gopher football team, Johnnies basketball team, Granite City Lumberjacks, and St. Cloud Norsemen all wound up in the loss column. On Sunday, the Gopher women's basketball team will return home to host Presbyterian College, and the Vikings will host the Cowboys in an important NFC matchup.
Gophers Sweep Michigan, Huskies Beat Colorado College on the Road
Gophers Sweep Michigan, Huskies Beat Colorado College on the Road
The University of Minnesota men's hockey team topped Michigan to complete the series sweep and the St. Cloud State University men's hockey team notched their first win of the weekend, while the St. John's and St. Ben's hockey teams both fell on Friday. On Saturday, the season continues for the Gopher and Bison football teams, the SJU football team starts NCAA tournament action, the Granite City Lumberjacks, Minnesota Wild, and St. Cloud Norsemen all take to the ice, and the Timberwolves will visit Philly.
Gophers Rout Northwestern, Johnnies Win Fourth Straight Title
Gophers Rout Northwestern, Johnnies Win Fourth Straight Title
The University of Minnesota, North Dakota State University, and St. John's University football teams won big on Saturday. The CSB and SJU basketball and hockey teams also end the weekend on a high note. The St. Cloud State basketball teams notched their first wins of the season, the SCSU men's hockey team rallied to earn the weekend split, and the St. Cloud Norsemen and Granite City Lumberjacks both came out on top, while the SCSU women's hockey team was swept up by UMD. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will head to Buffalo, the Timberwolves will face off against Cleveland, the Wild will host San Jose, and the Gopher women's basketball team will look to build an early-season win streak.

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